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Permalancing is not the greatest type of thing to do

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Former Contractor - EBook Specialist in New York, NY
Former Contractor - EBook Specialist in New York, NY

I worked at Random House as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Random House is fine, my co-workers were great, the general office atmosphere was friendly and supportive

Cons

As a temporary employee on a long-term open-ended contract there was absolutely no job security which became very terrifying when the contract was terminated. My direct manager was fine, but the department head was difficult to work with, if not possibly incompetent, or if they were competent and easy to work with, they did not present themselves as such to the team I worked on.

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    Work on exciting projects and brilliant people!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Random House full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - You get to work on books that make history. - Coworkers are brilliant, best in the business. - Employee perks are good. They're not Google, but better than most companies. - Free books!

    Cons

    - Cafeteria could be better. Not as bad as most employees complain about. - Seating / office space is a disaster. They rented out half the floors in the building to save money but now they have no seating for most employees so you often see people sitting in phone rooms or conference rooms turned into multi-employee rooms. - Constant re-orgs and upper/middle management seems to be laid off constantly which creates a negative work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the seating / office space issue!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Thrilling job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Random House full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    On the cutting edge of what's happening in the world, meeting with big names in our culture - both pop and academic. Day is flexible.

    Cons

    Pay is low. You have to put in a lot of time to advance.


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